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Deep in the Pit of NaNoWriMo

  Yes, I’m writing the book. No, that does not mean I’ve abandoned the blog. It is the fifth of November. I have hit my word count on three of the days. I have missed it completely on the other two. Yes, life happened. Am I going to catch up? I don’t know. It turns out 50,000 words is a lot to write in a month. Also, writing books is hard. Who knew? When writing, I’m horrified by the inadequacy of my work. The book is not yet as good as I want it to be. I keep revising bits,...

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An Hour of Giving

Nick Loper’s Side Hustle Nation is full of things you should be reading. He does a great podcast in which he interviews side hustlers, and this week he spoke to freelance photographer turned entrepreneurial coach Vincent Pugliese. As so often, the takeaways for me weren’t necessarily the obvious ones. Late into the episode, Pugliese talks about spending an hour a day on ‘giving back’. He admits he’s quite a selfish person, so has had to train himself to do this. But he spends an hour each day feeding back to people who have helped him, writing reviews, answering questions helpfully,...